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EDUCATION
April 7, 2012
FROSTBURG, Md. - The following local students received degrees in December from Frostburg State University: - Linda Brainerd of Frederick, Md., master's of education in education, general. - Christina Cushwa of Big Pool, master's of business administration in management. - Jennifer Hayden of Hagerstown, master's of business administration in management. - Pamela Kline of Hagerstown, master's of education in education, general. - Jill Kolonsky of Chambersburg, Pa., master's of education in education, general.
EDUCATION
November 4, 2012
Frostburg State University soprano Patricia Malatt will present her junior vocal recital Saturday at 7 p.m. in the FSU Performing Art Center's Pealer Recital Hall. The recital, during which she will be accompanied by Sean Beachy, is free and open to the public. Malatt will perform several vocal pieces involving nature. Roger Quilter's “Dream Valley,” composed after a poem written by William Blake, tells of a time when the speaker was in touch with nature and the beauty that it holds.
EDUCATION
June 24, 2011
Frostburg State University announces the following area students have received scholarships for study at the university: Danielle Anderson of Brunswick, Md., received the University Scholarship. Anderson is the daughter of Yvonne and Daniel Buck and John Anderson and attended Brunswick High School. Hannah Blankenbeckler of New Market, Md., received the University Scholarship. Blankenbeckler is the daughter of Kim and Rob Cowles and attended Linganore High School. Heidi Boyd of Boonsboro received the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
NEWS
March 2, 2009
Officials at Hagerstown Community College and Frostburg State University recently met to discuss and develop a dual admissions agreement between the two schools. The agreement is designed to make it easier for students who start at HCC to transfer their academic credits to FSU to complete bachelor's degrees. "We've long enjoyed a very positive relationship with Frostburg State University," HCC President Guy Altieri said. "I'm excited that this new agreement will make student transfer to FSU even smoother and more complete than in the past.
EDUCATION
June 24, 2011
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown will recognize 16 scholarship recipients during an awards reception at USMH on June 28. This is the first year that funds will be distributed from the Magnolia Foundation Scholarship Fund to benefit the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. This fund was established through the Community Foundation of Washington County to meet the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment Challenge Campaign. The fund contains money raised by the scholarship committee of the USMH Advisory Board to meet the challenge, the $212,500 match from the Waltersdorf-Henson Endowment and additional funds raised by the committee, bringing the total to nearly $500,000, the interest of which is being distributed in six named scholarships.
EDUCATION
May 21, 2012
The Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association recentlly awarded $1,000 Nellie and Lake Lytton Scholarships to six local students. Scholarship recipients were Christina Dunlop, Mount St. Mary's University; Kayla Grout, Towson University; Sally Johnston, Hood College; Heather Butts, Salisbury University; Samantha Metz, Frostburg State University; and Ralph Weaver, Shepherd University.
NEWS
July 21, 2008
Christine Barnes, a Williamsport High School graduate, was awarded the John Martin Kendle Scholarship. Christine is the daughter of Julie and Ed Lough. She will attend Frostburg State University, where she is to be a member of the women's volleyball team and major in sports medicine. The John Martin Kendle Scholarship is awarded annually to a Williamsport High graduate who has committed to play a sport at a four-year college. The scholarship is renewable for four years.
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EDUCATION
September 1, 2013
Frostburg State University announced that the following area students received scholarships:   Jaclyn Franzak of Jefferson, Md., received the Academic Honor Scholarship. Franzak is the daughter of Jane Sutcliffe and Jay Franzak, and attended Brunswick (Md.) High School. Sandra Hammond of Williamsport received the Associate Degree Scholars Award. Hammond attended Williamsport High School. Rosanne Horst of Clear Spring received the Associate Degree Scholars Award.
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EDUCATION
August 11, 2013
Hagerstown Community College student Darren Covington of Hagerstown recently was awarded the Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship for the fall semester. Covington, 42, is an early childhood education major. Covington has spent the last 15 years working in restaurants and bakeries. He became interested in early childhood education when raising his four daughters, now ages 25, 14, 13 and 11. Covington enrolled in HCC last year and will graduate in May. After graduation, Covington intends to transfer to Frostburg State University to complete his bachelor's degree with the ultimate goal of teaching third grade, preferably at a county school.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | August 3, 2013
Carmen “Joey” Veneziano was known by different names to different people. To family and friends, he was Joey. In the world of academia, where he worked and studied, he was Carmen, named for one of his grandfathers, said his mother, Teresa Veneziano. “He was very proud of his Italian heritage,” Teresa said. She said he was the first grandchild, born two years after her father's death, and “brought life back into the family.” Not long after Joey's birth, he was given the nickname “Apple Dumpling” by his aunt, Kathy McCauley, who helped raise him. “We co-parented our children together,” Kathy said.
EDUCATION
July 26, 2013
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - David Heim was named to the dean's list for the spring  semester at Gettysburg College. He just completed his freshman year and is double majoring in history and political science. The 2012 graduate of Boonsboro High School is the son of Ed and Janet Heim of Hagerstown. R. Lee Viar IV of Hagerstown participated in the 2013 Class of the Management Development Program in Higher Education at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in June and earned a post-doctoral certificate.
EDUCATION
July 14, 2013
Morris Frock Unit 42 American Legion Auxiliary recently awarded 11 scholarships to local students at a dinner in their honor. The recipients, the schools they are attending and their majors are as follows: • Victoria Albert, $300, attending Bloomsburg University, nursing • Annette Hull, $500, attending University of Richmond, education • Jena Smith, $500, attending Frostburg State University, education • Timothy Barr, $300, attending Shepherd...
OBITUARIES
July 9, 2013
Nancy Ann Gibney Binkley, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Monday, July 8, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind., just days before her 87th birthday. Born July 12, 1926, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Arthur Gibney Sr. and Charlotte Green Gibney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Louis Edward Binkley, in 1998. Nancy enjoyed a wonderful long life. She loved deeply and was deeply loved. She taught elementary school for more than 37 years in Washington County Public Schools, beginning her career at Antietam Street School and later teaching at Pangborn Elementary School.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
Four years after the death of a Hagerstown man memorialized for his roles as an educator, coach and Tuskegee airman, Memorial Recreation Center this month will be renamed the Robert W. Johnson Community Center in his honor. “As far as I'm concerned, he was the cream of the crop - but I guess I'm a little partial,” Patricia “Tish” Johnson said of her late husband.   Johnson, who died June 17, 2009, served in the Army Air Force as an aviation cadet in the United States during the waning days of World War II. He later taught science and coached basketball at the all-black North Street School, which is now the recreation center that will bear his name.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2013
It was seconds after taking the stage that 26-year-old Elese Wade was choking back tears. “I've had sleepless nights, tear-filled days and my finances stretched to the limit. I can honestly say that being finished now feels so good,” Wade said. “I'm the first in my family with my bachelor's degree.” The daughter of a single mother, Wade became a single mother shortly after graduating from high school, she confided to the audience in University Plaza where the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown on Monday held its annual graduation celebration to recognize students getting degrees from USM schools that offer classes in Hagerstown.
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